We’re excited to share the Bobby Orr suite with our guests, not only because it’s an incredible tribute to Bobby, one of our greatest athletes and citizens, but also because it’s our way of honoring the Boston Bruins, who mean so much to so many and have made the city so proud!
The Bobby Orr Suite boasts numerous features, including personal memorabilia of Orr’s, which is guaranteed to transport guests rink side and help them relive the magical moments shared by Bobby and the Boston Bruins throughout his career.
Upon entry, a black wall with gold and white stripes adorned with inspirational quotes from Bobby leads the way to the living room. Here, guests will find two seats from the original Boston Garden, a replica scoreboard with the time and score halted at the exact moment Orr scored the winning goal during overtime on May 10, 1970, clinching the Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins, dasher boards with a functioning ‘penalty box,’ and a custom couch and table that evoke the feeling of stadium-style seating. Custom flooring made from woven white vinyl to invoke the look of a rink, complete with face off circles and the blue line, helps bring the NHL experience to life. On one of the living room walls, a graphic of a ticket from Orr’s first game with the Boston Bruins serves as a backdrop for the oversized, mounted flat screen TV. On the opposite wall, the names of every Boston Bruin player Orr ever played with are encased in clear acrylic overlay embedded with hockey netting, which features the famous silhouette of Orr flying across the ice after having scored the winning goal during the 1970 Stanley Cup finals.
In the bedroom, Orr’s retired banner from his personal collection hangs above the bed with a collection of hockey sticks from his days on the ice, which shows the evolution of the sticks over the years he played. A wooden locker modeled after those found at the original Boston Garden is located just outside the bathroom, where it houses a replica of Bobby’s skates provided by his museum in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, and serves as a closet for the room. In addition to the retired banner, Orr has generously donated many items to the suite from his personal collection, including Prince of Wales trophies, the hockey skate sculpture and ‘Bobby Orr Way’ sign in the hallway, along with many photos signed by former teammates and long-time friends like the late Red Sox great Ted Williams.
A portion of the proceeds from each guest’s stay in the Bobby Orr Suite at Ames Boston Hotel will go directly to The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, an interactive sports heritage museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating sport and the career of Bobby Orr, which recognizes, ENCOURAGES AND SUPPORTS outstanding athletic and community achievements of many citizens in the Parry Sound District.